Anonimul film festival kicks off on Monday, starring special guest Park Chan-wook

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The International Independent Film Festival ‘Anonimul’ kicks off on Monday, 8 August, in the Danube Delta’s Sfantu Gheorghe locality where the movies of South-Korean director Park Chan-wook, and some domestic films will be screened for one week.

The domestic movies, such as ‘Sieranevada’ by Cristi Puiu and ‘Dogs’ by Bogdan Mirica will be given a special place, in special screenings of the schedule.

The South-Korean’s first movie to be screened in the opening of the ‘Anonimul’ festival will be ‘Agassi/Handmaiden’, the most recent production signed Park Chan-wook (photo). It will be honoured with the presence of the author, of actress Kim Hae-sook and of producer Wonjo Jeong. Park Chan-wook will be awarded on this occasion the ‘Anonimul Trophy’ for his contribution to the beauty of world’s cinematography.’ The film director will deliver a masterclass in the middle of the week.

The Park Chan-wook film retrospective will include ‘Joint Security Area,’ ‘Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance,’ ‘Oldboy,’ ‘Lady Vengeance’ and ‘Thirst.’

Director Paul Negoescu returns to ‘Anonimul’ with his second feature ‘Two lottery tickets.’ The short-films ‘Ninel’ by Constantin Popescu, and ‘Bones for Otto,’ by Matei Lucaci-Grunberg, will also be screened within the Night of the Romanian Film.

‘Anonimul 13’ will also screen movies that have been presented in Romanian theatres this year: ‘Illegitimate’ by Adrian Sitaru, ‘Double’ the debut feature by Catrinel Danaiata, and ‘Bypass’ by Nap Toader.

The Romanian co-production ‘Miracle of Tekir’ by Ruxandra Zenide as well as 14 Romanian short-films, were included within the competitive sections of the Danube Delta’s festival.

Along with the movie of Ruxandra Zenide, the feature section of ‘Anonimul’ will also screen five productions: ‘Heidi’ by Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia-Belgium-France), ‘Radio Dreams’ by Babak Jalali ( USA), ‘5 October’ by Martin Kollar (Slovakia-Czech), ‘The Land of the Enlightened’ by Pieter-Jan De Pue (Belgium-Ireland), and ‘Demon’ by the late Marcin Wrona (Poland-Israel).